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WATER-REACTIVE SUBSTANCES

General comments In a fire, exposed cargoes may explode or their containment may rupture.
Liquid material leaking from ruptured receptacles may be ignited and spread the fire.
Cargoes in tanks exposed to heat may explode suddenly in or after a fire situation by a Boiling Liquid-Expanding Vapour Explosion (BLEVE).
Fight fire from a protected position from as far away as possible.
Use of copious quantities of water at once is recommended to cool down the heat radiation and to cool down heated cargo nearby.
Water in direct contact with the material will start or intensify burning of that material. Only in locations where direct access to the cargo is possible and where the cargo on fire can be submerged with water, large quantities of water may significantly reduce the thermal reactivity and stop the fire.
THE DANGER OF UNCONTROLLED SPREAD OF FIRE SHOULD BE CONSIDERED
Cargo on fire on deck Packages DO NOT use water or foam; smother with dry inert powdered material when available or let fire burn.
Cool nearby cargo with copious quantities of water.
Cargo Transport Units Let the fire burn. Cool nearby cargo with copious quantities of water. Use the water shield function of portable water monitors when available, to prevent the spread of fire.
Try to avoid getting water into the cargo transport unit on fire.
Cargo on fire under deck Stop ventilation and close hatches.
The fixed gas fire-extinguishing system should be used.
If this is not available:
DO NOT use water onto the material in enclosed spaces under deck. Cool nearby cargo with copious quantities of water.
Cargo exposed to fire If practicable, remove or jettison packages which are likely to be involved in the fire. Otherwise cool the cargo with copious quantities of water. Use the water shield function of portable water monitors when available, to prevent the spread of fire.
Special cases:
Class 4.3 packing group I In contact with water, large volumes of flammable gases are produced, which when not instantly ignited may form a highly dangerous explosive atmosphere.

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